Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

  • A 14-year-old teenage male from Alabaster has been charged with capital murder in the Sunday shooting death at a Hoover apartment complex. During a drug transaction, the suspect allegedly shot 23-year-old Darryl Lavon Seay around 4 p.m. at the Park at Hoover. Seay had been released from prison several months ago. Hoover Fire and Rescue took Seay to UAB Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:20 p.m. The suspect was apprehended Tuesday and is awaiting transfer to Jefferson County Family Court. Police have not released the suspect’s name because of his age.
  • Two suspects have now been apprehended and charged in a triple shooting that left a Mobile city worker dead and two others injured this past Saturday afternoon. The first arrest was made Monday night when police charged 23-year-old Patrick Johnson with capital murder, and then on Wednesday night, officers arrested and charged 18-year-old Myles Caples with two counts of attempted murder and one county of first-degree burglary. According to police, the shooting occurred in the driveway of the mother of the victim, Justin Mooney. Mooney had worked in special operations for the City of Mobile for over a decade. Two other men were shot, but only endured treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

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